WHAT WE DO

As gardeners, or gardener want-to-be’s, we always have questions.  What should I plant in this space, how do I prune this shrub,  when is a good time to move my Baptisia, why learn Latin names?  Some of us are lucky enough to have a friend, neighbor or relative who can help us answer these questions.  Others of us are learning on our own.  Whichever category you are in, sometimes an objective eye and an experienced mentor is all you need to answer those questions.

That’s where we come in.  From something as simple as a one hour ‘Strategy Session’ to continued garden consultation to design, we can help answer your questions, get you started when you don’t know where to start, or get you over a hump. Together we can grow our knowledge…and love of gardening!

Strategy Session                                 

  • This is for the DIYer with questions, whether they’re about plants, design, or anything in between.     Many clients have gathered their questions before our consultation so they can take their own notes and get back to gardening as soon as we leave!  Others prefer us to walk their gardens and have us take the notes, getting back to them within a week or two.
  • Many of our clients continue the strategy sessions as a garden consultation tool, to continue their growth as a gardener.  Examples include learning how to prune, nursery visits, plant maintenance and anything else to help you grow.

Design strategy

This combines the strategy session with some design help.  It’s great for either  the beginner gardener looking to start their first bed or the more experienced gardener who needs a fresh eye :

Design for the DIYer. Click image to open in  a new tab.

DIY-Design--Example

DIY simple design includes:

  • A simple sketch to show bed shape and plant placement.
  • Your plant list, along with sources and possible substitutions.
  • The design can also be broken into phases, with suggested planting order.  This allows flexibility for both time and budget constraints.

DIY drawn design includes:

 Hand rendered design example. Click image to open in  a new tab.

Sketch-example-1

  • This is a hand drawn layout of your proposed garden design.
  • The design can also be broken into phases, with suggested planting order.  This allows flexibility for both time and budget constraints.

Sit back and relax design includes:

 Concept and Project Management example. Click image to open in  a new tab.

Concept-and-PM

  • Presentation with photo collage of your suggested plants
  • Breakdown details for phases of project if needed
  • We work with your crew, from the initial consultation to the final installation.

 

All billing is on an hourly basis with first payment due at time of initial service.